My foster mom says she likes to spy on us while she is at work sometimes and we are her favorite reality tv show, whatever that means. I mostly just lounge around all day anyway, so I’m not sure why that might be entertaining. Anyway, I went to the vet for another check-up and my eyesight still isn’t great, but since foster mom found out about coconut oil, my eyes feel so much better and she says it’s much easier to clean them. I still have my eyes cleaned several times a day, but now she doesn’t have to make me sit while she rinses and soaks them and she doesn’t have to wipe them with anything other than her clean hands, because with the coconut oil, the eye goop just slides right off.
I’m still on two kinds of prescription meds - one is this specially compounded stuff that costs about $80 a month and helps tear production in my very dry eyes, and the other one is $30 a month and is a steroid. Between the two meds, it looks as if I will be able to keep my eyes, because no one has been talking about removing them like they did when I first arrived in my foster home. I’ve seen so many doctors about my eyes, so I am happy that I won’t have to run around so much trying to find someone who can figure out what I’m trying to say.
I’m in pretty good health except for the eye stuff. I’m a young 11 years old, and I don’t play with toys or run around like a puppy – guess it might have something to do with my legs being bow-legged? Foster mom says she thinks I was put in a cage when I was a puppy and wasn’t able to stand up. She does think it’s cute, though, when I do try to run because she says from behind, I don’t run like a normal dog, but I kick my back legs out individually kind of like a dancer. My fur-sister and I are getting along great. She’s super old, and she was a rescue, too. We don’t play together like foster mom says other dogs do, but sometimes foster mom wakes up at night and my fur-sister and I are doing this thing called “spooning” and she laughs.
The lady at the vet laughed at my foster mom the last time she was there to pick up more meds and food (we are both on special prescription food) and said that she was running a geriatric home for dogs. Foster mom says she wishes she could have ten more senior doggies like us. Now that I’ve found a person who likes me (foster mom always says I am the best dog ever) and is nice to me, I try to stick by her side every second she is home and I’ve even growled at a few people who hovered over us too close (oh oh!). I don’t have any teeth left, so I’m not sure why they were startled. For the most part, I like other people just fine. I’m not scared of them and if they want to pet me, then that’s ok. Other dogs aren’t a problem, either. I don’t growl or get weird around other dogs.
What I really want to do is just cuddle up next to foster mom and stay there until she has to get up to do something…..well, unless it’s to give me a bath. I hate baths. When she gives me a bath, I just let her without any trouble, but when I get out, I really lay it on thick. I flail around rubbing myself into the towel, making all kinds of noises to let her know exactly how I feel about it. She just laughs at me and tells me to get over myself.
I do love it when foster mom pets and scratches me and talks to me and tells me how great I am, but I’m not having it after she gives me a bath. You gotta draw the line somewhere, am I right? I am pretty great, though, I have to admit she is right about that. I am just cool and chill and I never do anything wrong. I think everyone should go to the shelter and pick up a senior dog just like me and they will also find out how great us older dogs are. And then they can have a new friend who will love them forever and everyone can be as happy as I am. Yup, I’m a happy dog. Do you have room for me in your home? I would love you forever and ever…….and ever.
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